Taco Bells Skills Challenge, the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, and the Verizon Slam Dunk — so you know who to watch closest. Read on for a look at the favorite, the contenders, and the dark horses.This weekend's All-Star Saturday events in Toronto offer the usual mix of exciting young players, big names, and time-tested formats. This year, we're handicapping all three events — the
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One thing to address up top: Yes, the Taco Bell Skill Challenge once again fails to include any events that test the competitors' actual Taco Bell skills. The delightful Ryan Nanni of Everyday Should Be Saturday has some ideas on how the NBA and its corporate partner might address this shortcoming in the future.
And another one: When the NBA announced the participants in this year's Skills Challenge, the field included defending champion Patrick Beverley of the Houston Rockets, who has since been scratched with an ankle injury andRead More »from All-Star Saturday odds: Will bigs or guards own Skills Challenge?